Verizon to buy Yahoo for $4.8 billion

Yahoo campus sign

For a long time, Yahoo’s fortunes have dwindled, with lots of wondering what will become of the 90s Internet giant. Now, it’s official: the company is being sold to Verizon for $4.8 billion. Yahoo plans to sell Verizon most of its famous assets, such as its web services (finances, a web portal, etc.), Flickr, Tumblr, and even the company’s name/logo.

Ways to attribute Flickr Creative Commons photos

Fremont bridge, Seattle

Creative Commons photos are quite useful for websites and bloggers, but do require attribution for their creators to be included. This includes the photos offered on services such as Flickr. The Creative Commons wiki recommends photo attribution includes the following information: Title of the photo Author of the photo Source of the photo, preferably as a link to … Read more

Anthony’s data backup strategy

Time Machine backup

Earlier this week was “World Backup Day,” a day that we were supposed to think about how we backup our computers’ data. Of course, one shouldn’t need a special day just for that, as it’s an ongoing concern. Case in point: I needed to reinstall OS X last week on my Mac Mini, and that … Read more

Flickr now allows users to set Public Domain licenses on photos

SpaceX launch

Flickr’s announced it’s now allowing users to select public domain licensing for their photos, as part of their existing Creative Commons licenses. While Flickr’s long been one of the biggest and most enthusiastic photo sharing sites to offer Creative Commons photos, the lack of CC’s public domain option has been one of the more noticeable omissions. One … Read more

My favorite free sources of photos

Seattle skyline

As you’ve noticed, I make use of a lot of photos for my blog posts. While some of these are pictures or screenshots of things like TV shows, movies, or comics, others are photographs I use as a way to illustrate a blog post, such as the one I wrote about Radio Shack going under. … Read more

Microsoft is getting rid of traditional stock clip art from Office

Microsoft Store

Yes, it’s true. One of the long-time mainstays of Microsoft Office, the stock clip art, is going the way of Clippy. Microsoft’s dropping support for clip art in Office, arguing that nobody’s using it anymore, and the images included were outdated. Its replacement? Built-in use of Bing to search for images filtered for Creative Commons licenses. Microsoft’s … Read more